Asking is humility. I remember growing up, as an adult even, thinking that if I ask it will bring out my weakness. Each of us often need to seek help from others and the most prevalent way of doing so is by asking. Even Jesus on various occasions recognize His need for assistance from His Heavenly Father, no matter how powerful He was. So if you're thinking to yourself that you can handle everything without inquiring advice or seeking help from others; you're setting up for yourself a trap that you will not be able to escape without getting help.
We tend to feel that the need to ask is something to be ashamed off. No! Asking exhibits the knowledge of power. For with asking comes much receiving. Hence, we should learn how to ask. Asking is the key to many open doors. We must be careful, however of what we ask, how and even when. This act is often blown out of proportion. So be wise. Some of us ask for too much. Some of us ask too little. Don't be afraid or ashamed to ask!
- Asking is a sign that you acknowledge or weakness or inadequacy.
- It shows that you are stronger than your weakness.
- Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. Albert Einstein
Matthew 7:7 "Ask and it will be given to you;.."
Asking is a practical means of obtaining what you need. You don't ask you, you don't get! As Christians we tend to expect God to automatically meet our needs when we don't seek Him. We must be willing to receive whatever God has in store for us and if we are then we will ask. Now why be so ignorant when Jesus himself, told us that we must ask and when we do we will receive.
But when you ask you must:
- Be genuine. (Proverbs 28:18). Your integrity will bring you riches.
- Be intentional. (James 4:3) You must ask with the right motive!
- Be specific. (Luke 11:12).
- Be patient.